"THE TEMPLES OF ISLAM" - Part 7
"THE TEMPLES OF ISLAM"
First Sunday, Homewood, ILL.
By Imam W. Deen Mohammed
They took us out of Africa and brought us here and robbed G-d of a whole people. What does it mean to say, "They robbed G-d"? Just take G-d out of the equation and say "Creator." Use the Name for G-d that was first given by Prophet Muhammed; he said "Creator."
"They have robbed the Creator of a whole people." Allah created the earth, and He created that that grows out of the earth. If you take us out of our natural life and our nature supported traditions, you are robbing the creation of its people. And that is the same as robbing The Creator of His people. "You have robbed Me of a whole people."
Mr. Fard took on the role of the suffering savior and said, "I come as a thief in the night" - using the language of the Bible in the New Testament "dressed in cavy clothes." That is, "cave man clothes."
That is the satire. He is calling the White man who is here in authority a "cave man." And then he says, "Why is he coming as a thief in the night? To redeem a lost people."
One of the meanings of redeem is to "get back." So he is saying, "As you stole these people from G-d - I am no thief in the night, but you had a hidden plan and I have a hidden plan.
"You had a hidden plan when you brought them over here and put them on the plantation. You had a hidden plan when you enslaved them on the plantation. You had a hidden plan when you freed them from the plantations and gave them the open way to come up North. You had a hidden plan when you took them from the cotton fields and took them into the factories.
"You had a plan when you told them that they were great singers and great dancers. You had a plan when you opened up the church to them and filled it up with music and songs and dance and fun. You had a plan."
And the one who comes in the role of the suffering savior said he came as a thief in the night, meaning, "I have a plan."
Peace be unto you. As-Salaam-Alaikum.